Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Japan raids healthcare software provider

Japan’s competition authority has raided a healthcare technology company over concerns it forced payment providers to sell its software if they wanted to connect with its platform.

25 May 2023

Italy kicks off abuse probe into national football association

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the premises of the country’s football association over allegations it prevented rival sports bodies from organising amateur tournaments for two consecutive seasons.

24 May 2023

UK interchange fee claimants must be subject to cross-examination, Mastercard argues

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal should reject interchange fee claimants’ push to use survey data as factual evidence instead of individual oral testimony at trial, Mastercard has said.

24 May 2023

UK interchange claimants seek to rely on specific evidence to refute pass-on

Claimants seeking damages from Visa and Mastercard for charging allegedly unlawful interchange fees are urging the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to allow them to submit specific pricing and sales evidence to refute pass-on claims, less than a year after the tribunal questioned the reliability of such information.

23 May 2023

CAT urged to split hearings on carriage and certification in parallel Google claims

Two proposed class representatives seeking up to €25 billion in damages from Google have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to decide which claim is best placed to proceed ahead of a full certification hearing, thereby taking a different approach to that adopted – and criticised – in the Forex carriage dispute.

19 May 2023

Google moves ahead with billing policy despite CCI probe

Google has argued that it is complying with an order to open up payments on its application store in India and will push ahead with controversial changes despite a pending antitrust probe into the proposals and fierce opposition from developers.

19 May 2023

CCI probing Google’s compliance with third-party payment order

The Competition Commission of India has given Google four weeks to respond to claims that its new billing system fails to comply with a recent order for the company to open up payments on its application store.

15 May 2023

DOJ, states go after Google’s internal docs

Google’s intentional destruction of chat messages prevents the company from claiming privilege over its communications to employees about data preservation, the Department of Justice and a coalition of states have claimed.

15 May 2023

FIFA agent regulations survive Dutch injunction request

A Dutch court has rejected an interim application to stop FIFA from implementing allegedly anticompetitive rules that cap player agent fees, ruling that the request lacked sufficient urgency.

11 May 2023

Italy probes Apple over unfair third-party data tracking policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Apple has abused its dominance in the applications market by imposing a restrictive privacy policy on third-party app developers and limiting their access to device users’ advertising data.

11 May 2023

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